The Front Row, Wednesday, 3/26/2008

Dr. Philip Yosowitz chats about his new musical, The Gold, inspired by family members who survived the Holocaust.  Musicologist Matthew Dirst gives us a preview of Ars Lyrica Houston's next program, When in Rome.  And we journey to Lawndale Art Center to visit new sculptures by Czech-born artist Hana Hillerova.

Matthew Dirst leads both Ars Lyrica Houston and the Moores School Collegium Musicum. The combined ensembles present music by 17th Century composers, including Giacomo Carissimi's Jonah and the Whale, this Saturday evening at St. Philip Presbyterian Church. Listen. Download.

Hana Hillerova chats about her latest installation of sculptural pieces, Transfigurations, with TFR Producer Bob Stevenson. Her work can be seen at the Lawndale Art Center through April 12th. Listen. Download. **Extended Version**.

Dr. Philip Yosowitz is the writer and composer of a new musical, The Gold. His daughter, Laura Yosowitz, and her non-profit organization, Arts with an Impact has produced this premiere work which will be staged at the Jewish Community Center in performance running through April 6th. They both speak with and sample recordings of some of the musical numbers from the show with KUHF's Bob Stevenson. Listen. Download. **Extended Version**.